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NYPD: Three Brooklyn Men Arrested on Way to Join ISIS

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Federal officials say three men have been taken into custody in the United States on charges they plotted to travel overseas to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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FBI: NSA Surveillance Helped Stop 2 NYC Terror Plots

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The NSA's controversial surveillance programs are being credited with helping to stop two separate terror plots in New York City, government officials testified on Tuesday.

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NYC Synagogue Bomb Plot Suspect Pleads Guilty

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

A man charged with plotting to blow up synagogues in New York has pleaded guilty to state terrorism charges.

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Grumpy Old Terrorists

Monday, June 04, 2012

While working on The Bad Show, producer Pat Walters ran across some recordings that spooked him--partly because they seemed like they had to be a big joke ... and partly because, at the same time, they sounded so deadly serious. In this short, Jad & Robert try to decide how to feel.

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Man Convicted in Thwarted Subway Bomb Plot

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

A 28-year-old Bosnian-born U.S. citizen has been convicted for his role in a plot to bomb the city's subway system and faces life in prison.

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Jury in Subway Terror Plot Gets to Work

Monday, April 30, 2012

The jury in the Medunjanin terror began deliberations on Monday on the fate of a 28-year-old accused of plotting terrorist attacks on the city’s subway system.

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In High-Profile Cases, Tapping Terror Experts for Testimony Becomes De Rigueur

Monday, April 30, 2012

As the trial of the accused subway bomber drew to a close last week, federal prosecutors tapped a growing stable of pricey terrorism experts to help them drive their argument home.

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Final Summations Given in Terror Trial

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jurors in a federal terror trial heard on Thursday two compelling but contradictory narratives about defendant Adis Medunjanin, who is accused of plotting suicide attacks in the city’s subway.  

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Sister of Suspected Subway Plotter Gives Tearful Testimony as Trial Winds Down

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The sister of a man accused in an alleged plot in 2009 to attack New York's subways with suicide bombs testified in his terror trial Wednesday as both sides wrapped up their arguments in the trial of the man accused of plotting the attacks in 2009.

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NYer Who Became al-Qaida Member Testifies

Monday, April 23, 2012

A New Yorker who became a sworn member of al-Qaida has begun testifying at a terrorism trial in Brooklyn.

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Admitted Subway Plotter Testifies at City Terror Trial

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The admitted bomb-maker in a foiled plot against the city's subways appeared in public Tuesday for the first time in more than two years, describing how an FBI most-wanted terrorist recruited him and two friends for an al-Qaida suicide mission in the U.S. after they abandoned plans to wage jihad against U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

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Man Indicted on Terror Charges in NYC Bomb Case

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A man charged with building a pipe bomb to try to attack police, soldiers and other government targets in New York City has been indicted on terror charges, according to documents filed Wednesday in the rare state-level terror case. READ THE INDICTMENT

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Feds Passed Up City’s Terror Case Twice

Monday, November 21, 2011

The FBI declined to participate in the terror case against a Manhattan man at least twice because they felt it crossed the line into entrapment, a federal source confirmed to WNYC.

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Cousin of Accused Would-Be Subway Bomber: I Was In On It

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A cousin of accused would-be terrorist Najibullah Zazi publicly admitted for the first time Monday that he was in on Zazi's alleged 2009 plot to blow up New York City subway cars.

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Father Lied for Terrorist Son Plotting Subway Bomb, Prosecutors Say

Monday, July 18, 2011

A father lied to the FBI to try to protect his terrorist son during an investigation into the 2009 plot to attack the city's subways, prosecutors claimed during opening arguments in his trial in Brooklyn Monday.

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